I Need Romance 3

I Need Romance 3 (2014)

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Shin Joo Yeon is a 33-year-old fashion marketing director at a home shopping channel company. She's developed a tough prickly outer shell in order to succeed in the workplace, and has almost given up on the idea of true love after countless failures in the relationship department. Joo Wan is a 26-year-old songwriter and carefree spirit who returns to Korea after seventeen years living abroad. Up until the age of 9, he read morewas practically raised by his mom's friend and her daughter, Shin Joo Yeon. She only remembers him as a kid she was forced to play with him when her mom was busy, while all his early memories from bath time, to play time, to learning how to tie his shoe, include her. Upon meeting again, he aims to heal Joo Yeon's jaded sense of romance.

  • Native title:

    로맨스가 필요해 3
  • Also Known as:

    Romaenseuga Pilyohae Sijeu 3; Romaenseuka Pilyohae 3;

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Apr 1, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This is one of those feel good dramas that just make you feel dreamy and on cloud nine.

I marathoned it straight for first 12 hours, and man, I was in love.

I am not a critic and am sure this is not a perfect drama in any means, but my heart loved it!

Maybe it was because of my mood or whatever it maybe, I just kept swooning.

Hungry for a read more rom-com after long while, just wanna see something that makes you smile and your heart go aw, pick it up :)
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Apr 16, 2014
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I'm going to be honest, I didn't like part 1 and part 2. I felt like nothing really happened, and every episode was a repeat of the previous one. "How much repetitious suffering can a person do before they change their ways?" - I thought...

So I decided to cautiously watch I Need Romance 3 solely for Sung Joon, and wasn't at all disappointed.

GOOD - (Eye Candy) Yep, Sung Joon is read more absolutely charming in this one. I mean... I almost became diabetic just watching him throw one sweetness after the other. Plus he's so good looking and tall. The second lead was pretty handsome too, and even Yoochun's brother Yoohwan was cute (depending on his hair style)...

GOOD - (Acting) The acting was pretty good. No awkward moments, or not any I can think of. The girly relationships are all pretty good too, and very believable for the most part.

WEIRD - (Personality Traits) You know when a drama depicts a character who's one diminutional. And sometimes stupid. And you want to scream at him/her "wake the f up! HELLOOOOOOOO duhhhhhh"... yeah this was the case for the lead female. Sometimes you wonder... are there really people like that in the world? (I bet the answer is yes... the world is a weird place) Anyway, it can get a bit annoying.

MEHHH - (Story Climaxes) Not gonna lie... some things are predictable. Very. But most OK dramas are, right?

CURVEBALL - (The kissing) As with the previous parts, the making out in this one is intense. So, swoon away.

OVERALL - Its worth watching if you're a fan of any of the actors (esp. Sung Joon) or if you haven't yet seen this gorgeous boy in action. Also if you like modern physical affection and language. Don't watch if you don't like romance, boys, or chick flicks.
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The female lead has a similarly cold and distant personality before meeting the male lead, who helps her open up and overcome her fears in relationships.
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same lead actor ~ Sung Joon and he makes the ladies swoon
same feel of romance and comedy
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    momo 12 days ago

    I can definitely see why people found many of the episodes bothersome/like a waste of time. It takes the female lead most of the drama to realize how she's truly feeling, and about 10 of the episodes seem to not even focus on the main leads' progress. Wan was more like a maid throughout the drama, taking care of someone as selfish as Joo Yeon.

    I was honestly more interested/focused on how Hee Jae/Woo Young's + Min Jung/Min Suk's relationships were progressing.

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    alecsandri14 Jun 27, 2017

    wow...this is horrendous, I cannot believe I actually watched all 16 eps. The first few episode trick you that it;s going to be amazing and after that the shit hits the fan. I mean it was painful to say the least, I did not think I could make such a big mistake. I will not even bother to rate this....really if you are reading this comment DON'T WATCH THIS and be thankful for this warning

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    jak Jun 17, 2017
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    Nici Trollip Feb 25, 2017

    Did I see Young Bin from SF9 as a cameo in Episode 10 @ 28.25. Someone please let me know, it's driving me crazy

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    Akaisora Dec 18, 2016

    I need to say something positive too: Kim So yeon is so beautiful that it baffles me. I've only seen very little of her before, but she's a great actress and so very pretty. I like her character in the drama too, very refreshing compared to those "Oh no save me I'm a little Princess" -types of leading ladies. Her fights are awesome and I like it that she's very guarded.

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    Akaisora Dec 18, 2016 - edited

    I am only at episode 4... but I don't know if I can take this. All the actors are awesome, I really like the plot, the romance is going nicely... but that freaking SHORT-HAIRED DOG-POOP LOOK-ALIKE WOMAN is driving me insane.

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    kaiffee_ Sep 29, 2016

    In the beginning was really excited, but as I continued watching I was getting really pissed with the female lead, she was confused all the time about her own feelings and Joo Wan was always so caring and lovely, but she kept ignoring his feelings for her... The main couple took a long time to develop. Besides that I really enjoyed watching this drama, specially beacause Sung Joo's character was awesome and it was impossibel not to fall for him

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    MisakiRex Sep 10, 2016 - edited

    I have a question: is this a continuation and I should watch "I Need Romance 1 and 2" or there is no need?

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      May Sep 18, 2016

      No, it's a separate story. You can watch I need Romance 3 without seeing 1 & 2 without missing a thing.

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      MisakiRex Sep 19, 2016

      Thanks :D

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    Pyokopyoko Sep 2, 2016

    I have to be honest, if it wasn't for Sung Joon I don't think I would have watched till the end, for me the first 3 episodes were worth watching but then I could have jumped to the last two episodes without feeling to have lost anything at all!? :( I had higher expectation unfortunately...I was more into the supporting roles stories than in the main one!?

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    Sara Jun 2, 2016

    it's a good drama but the main actress pisses me off at times. I mean, they could've made her character a bit more light and caring a little. It would've been more humerous and light to watch.

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    Heathenkitties May 31, 2016

    Episode 6, Joo Wan's jealousy is really over the top. I'm not sure if I can keep watching this drama. With this and past actions, he not coming across as very mature. Also, Joo Yeon is not a young girl; she needs to act her age, as well.

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    lea Apr 29, 2016

    I found Shin Joo Yeon's over acting annoying didn't get past ep4 maybe will try it later

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    AnicsiRoscoe Apr 13, 2016 - edited

    What is special about this drama? First of all, once it ended, I realized there wasn't even one character that I hated or disliked. None of the despicable people that usually keep interfering or try to ruin you out of spite. Everyone had their own circumstances, which made their choices reasonable.
    Secondly, there is neither a real 'main couple', nor a real 'love triangle'. I loved the dynamics between the four main leads, and as someone who avoids love triangles like the plague, I found that I cared so deeply for the characters, that even though my heart sometimes hurt for one of them, I could sincerely appreciate all the affection they showed toward each other. Kang Tae Joon and Joo Wan are both such great guys, if I could ever find someone who would smile at me like that, I'd already be happy! :D
    Thirdly, there was really no unnecessary drama. How refreshing was that!
    This drama is simply a realistic, down-to-earth, yet passionate slice-of-life drama, that perfectly sheds light on the heaven and hell of dating. I love the mature approach, the conversations that aren't forced, and the struggles that make you remember your own. You can really learn a lot from this drama.
    Lastly, finally we have some ACTUAL making out. Can we just take a moment to appreciate that there's a K-drama that breaks with the usual romance traditions? The chemistry in some of those scenes is seriously no joke *fans air* haha
    All in all, simple yet beautiful drama that warms your heart! 8 from me. :)

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    HAMEX Mar 16, 2016

    I really like this one, beside there are a lot of kiss scenes, there are also a lot of things that i learned from this drama. Joo Wan character teaches me some nice and wise words, how to maintain relation between lover, friends and co-workers. I'm a little bit similar with Shin Joo Yeon, stubborn, always trying to looks cool that turns into cold attitude & never want to lose with her friend. And then Joo Wan character who melts her cold heart with some sweet-talk. More and less what Joo Wan always said here was right. So my conclusion is this one really well written.

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    green_tokki Dec 26, 2015

    I really liked this a lot - I could relate to the issues, luv the dialogues, and many times made me giggle and laugh. This is my first INR btw - i wonder if s1 and s2 will also be good...?


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    South Korea
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    Jan 13, 2014 to Mar 4, 2014
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    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    47 min.


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    7.9 (scored by 4,414 users)
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